How do I reach to Nepal?
Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is an only international airport in Nepal where you can fly directly from your native country. Thai Airways, Gulf Airways, Qatar Airlines, Indian Airlines, Jet Airlines, Korean Air, Etihad Air, Silk Air, Air Arabia, Jet Lite, Dragon Air, Air China, Turkeys Airlines, and Cathay Pacific had continuously served the foreign traveler to reach in Nepal. If you have a valid visa, you can also reach to Nepal via India and China.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign citizens, except Indian citizens, need a visa to enter Nepal.
Where do I apply to get my Visa?
You can apply for your visa from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions in your Home country and another option is to get it from the immigration office at the entry points of Nepal. You can get a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu.
What are the entry points of Nepal?
Which currency is used in Nepal?
Nepalese currency is called Nepalese Rupee which in short is written as NRS. Presently, notes of following denominations are used: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. It is better to carry smaller notes while traveling to less populated areas while larger notes are easily accepted in other areas.
What are the legal documents I must bring?
Do I need any extra documents?
Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.
What is Nepal best known for?
Nepal is known for its breathtaking vistas and also holds some impressive world records. Like, for instance, Highest Mountain in the world (Mt Everest 8,848m), the deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki, 1200m) and the highest lake on earth Tilicho Lake (4,919m).
Which is the best season of traveling in Nepal?
Almost throughout the year, you can explore Nepal and the best season differs from the different activities like all the time is favorable for sightseeing, touring, and jungle safari, September to December and March to May is the best season for trekking and so on.
How are the people of Nepal?
Nepali people are friendly and hospitable by nature. Travelers count Nepalese among the best friends in the world. Nepalese respect Guests as God. And there is a popular phrase every Nepali knows, "Guest equals God". Nepalese wear a smile and rich, traditional social values where love and affection come before anything else. The main reasons why people revisit Nepal are because of the friendliness and warmth of Nepali people.
What is the general form of greeting in Nepal?
The general form of greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” which is both a greeting and a gesture as well. In Sanskrit “Namas” means to become silent, bend and submit humbly and “Te” means “to you”. So, Namaste means “I bow to you”. This form of greeting can convey different messages such as “Hello”, “Nice to meet you”, “How are you ?”, “I am glad to see you”, etc. The proper way to tell Namaste is by putting both the palms together, bowing head gently and saying “Namastay”.
What kind of food can be served in Nepal?
During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. As the local food include the lentils and rice (Dal_bhat), fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable and other many more food with different varieties of the meat. You will be served by the different continental food as western food. But trekking in the high Himalaya you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan fried bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (Dal_bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.
What are the famous activities that I can do in Nepal?
The different activities that you can do in Nepal are:
Do I need a Permit?
A permit is required only for the restricted areas like Kanchanjunga, Dolpa, and others. It can be easily obtained from the Tourism Department by paying the required trekking fees and showing your visa. It is not required in the trekking routes such as Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang. Trekking in restricted areas is open for groups only so, you will not get trekking permit if you want to go there individually. You should obtain multiple trekking permits if you want to trek in multiple places. But if you have already booked your trip then your travel agency will pay for it.
What is the best idea to travel to Nepal?
The best idea to travel in Nepal is through the trekking agency so that they will be hiring you a guide and porter. If you are planning to travel alone, you must have good knowledge about using the map and your health condition must be good. Otherwise, there will be a high risk of loss in the mountains. Even though in busy trekking routes, a tourist gets lost every year. So we recommended for contact with a travel agency for hiring the guide and porter to travel in Nepal. Although both ways are possible in many places in Nepal, hiring a guide and porter through a company is more enjoyable. You don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well taken care of.
How can I book the trip with a travel agency?
You can book any of our trips, you can fill our online booking form or you can send us (Create Himalaya Adventure) a simple e-mail with your requirements. We charge 5% of the total cost, which is a non-refundable deposit. We will send you a comprehensive trip itinerary after booking.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Generally, you are not likely to face any emergency but if the situation goes serious, then you can send word to the nearby village with radio service for a helicopter evacuation during trekking time. You can charge high for a helicopter evacuation and it requires a guarantee of payment before the helicopter takes off. So, to prevent these things you must have travel insurance for bearing the risk. If you register with your embassy, then this process can be done at great speed. However, if the case is not so serious, then you can find some health posts or airfield for a check-up. So, to prevent these things you must have travel insurance for bearing the risk.
What can I take back home from Nepal?
There are many useful things that you can take back home like Pashmina, Nepali musical instruments such as Bansuri (Flute) and Madal (Drum) and Nepalese arts and crafts which will reflect the time you visit Nepal. Nepali carpet is also quite popular among the tourists. The most popular items include Nepali handmade papers, Khukuri/Knives, Thankas-Tibetan paintings, silver jewelry, Singing bowls, prayer flags, Nepali Cap (Topi) and other accessories. You can buy them from any tourist shops in Nepal. The most popular place for these items is Thamel Street located in the heart of Kathmandu.